FAURECIA BREAKTHROUGH COVER CARVING TECHNOLOGY CELEBRATES WORLD PREMIERE ON-BOARD NEW RENAULT TALISMAN

Nanterre, France, Sep 24, 2015,  by Faurecia

Faurecia has developed an innovative light sculpted panel using Cover Carving Technology (CCT) for the front-seat backs of the new Renault Talisman Sedan and Estate. This Faurecia-patented CCT technology has enabled to offer three centimeters of extra knee room for rear passengers.

In a world first in the D-segment, in series production for the front seat backs of Renault Talisman, the sculpted light panels take the form of a semi-rigid, resistant, flexible and lightweight shell. This Faurecia innovation provides automaker designers with additional freedom, adds to the impression of quality, frees up space and weighs 1kg less per row than conventional plastic seat back shells. The technology also offers premium fit and finish versus traditional soft and rigid solutions

The Faurecia Cover Carving Technology offers a broad spectrum of industrial and end-user benefits to the automotive market. We are seeing a growing interest of our customers for this breakthrough technology”, stated Jean-Luc Tété, Vice President Comfort & Trim at Faurecia Automotive Seating.

The highly repeatable manufacturing process requires 80% less tooling cost versus a traditional plastic back panel. It enables both concave and convex embossing shapes, marking and sewing lines. The panel is sewed directly onto the seat cover, with no fixation on the seat frame, allowing for a very flexible application. The CCT sculpted light panel works in close synergy with the Faurecia CMF seat frame as it tightly adheres to the backrest shape to offer a maximum space gain.

Additionally, Faurecia is a key supplier of automotive seating for the Renault Talisman and supplies: complete front seats, CMF seat frames (cushion and backrest), seat covers and foam, head restraints and all manual and powered seat mechanisms.

Engineered and developed at Faurecia’s Automotive Seating TechCenter in Magny-Vernois (France), and manufactured on the first European dedicated production line at Faurecia’s São João da Madeira plant (Portugal), the technology is readily available for automakers to deploy in their upcoming vehicles.

Faurecia is one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers with four Business Groups: Automotive Seating, Emissions Control Technologies, Interior Systems and Automotive Exteriors. In 2014, the Group posted total sales of €18.8 billion. At December 31, 2014, Faurecia employed 100,000 people in 34 countries at 330 sites and 30 R&D centers. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange and trades in the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) market. For more information, visit: www.faurecia.com

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